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03-12-2010 12:29 PM  8 years agoPost 1
Ken

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Hi
Any one used the Perfect Regulators CCPM Adjustable Voltage Regulator
or any of the Perfect Regulator units>..
I understand they are quite new. Are they any Good

Trying to find a good CCPM regulator to take the load off the RX.

I have seen some of you are using the Scott Gray REACTOR X2 Multi Output Regulator.. Is it worth the money?
Which one to use?
Ken
UK. One day it will stop raining.

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03-12-2010 02:38 PM  8 years agoPost 2
BarracudaHockey

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How does a regulator take the load off a receiver?

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03-12-2010 03:23 PM  8 years agoPost 3
synodontis

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by load do you mean voltage?

A 2S lipo peaks at 8.4 volts, beyond most servo's specified operating range, hence having a regulator drops the voltage down to a safe range and gives a more uniform voltage supple. I drop mine to 5.4 volts and it goes into my reciever.

The Scott Gray Reactor has a the 3 servo bus which takes the load of the high current draw to the servos, hence it won't need to go thrown the receiver, which is actually a really nice idea. It also has a 5.2 voltage output or something to power the reciever and tail gyro since most tail servos are only rated for 4.8 volts nicad.

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03-12-2010 06:27 PM  8 years agoPost 4
Ken

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Li po Regulators.. Confused
I am leaning towards the Scott Gray Reactor because it has the 3 servo power bus, as it will take the load (current flow)from the RX bus.

But in the UK it is twice the price of the Perfect Regulators CCPM unit.
So has any one used any of the Perfect Regulators units? if so what do you think of the quality?.. Are the Scott Gray Reactor's worth the extra money?

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03-12-2010 06:32 PM  8 years agoPost 5
synodontis

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I do gentle flying, so I use the cheapy Flightpower 8A regulator, 5.4 volts straight to receiver.

I personally think the Scott Gray Reactor is worth the money if you are flying hard aggressive 3D.

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03-13-2010 09:09 PM  8 years agoPost 6
dasd

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No one mentioned Fromeco Arizona regulators. They're awesome.

Formerly SunFunFlyer.

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03-14-2010 12:37 AM  8 years agoPost 7
Chickenrun

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How about the spektrum regulator, any good ? seems ok to me

Cheers

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03-14-2010 01:43 AM  8 years agoPost 8
z11355

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check the Fromeco Sahara too

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03-14-2010 03:34 AM  8 years agoPost 9
marc8090

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I'm using the Perfect regulators with good results so far.

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03-14-2010 07:32 AM  8 years agoPost 10
human213

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The emcotec regulators
simply look at this site,

the ferrari of regulators.

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03-14-2010 06:38 PM  8 years agoPost 11
Ken

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Regulators.
Hi All
Lots to think about.
I have gone with the Scott Gray REACTOR X2 Multi Output Regulator. A well thought design with fail safe on/off switching, or as near as you can get to it.

Also I like the idea of the high current drawn by my CPPM120 servo's not going through my Futaba 2.4 RX, which equals near 0 volt drop, meaning improved performance from the servo’s.

I also like the look of the Fromeco units, I think one of these next.

Thanks all
Regards
ken

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03-14-2010 07:02 PM  8 years agoPost 12
coolice

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Hey.

The Fromeco's are well made units, my only gripe is their low amps output and so if your fitting one into a high load setup bear this in mind and check their specs.
In the instructions they are only rated to 17 watts, which equals about 2.5amps.
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Ian Contessa
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03-15-2010 02:53 AM  8 years agoPost 13
rudyy

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I am also using the perfect regulators on all my nitros. +1 on it.

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03-15-2010 03:11 AM  8 years agoPost 14
Chickenrun

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Ok guys, i must have missed the boat here as i'm using the spektrum anyone else ???

Cheers

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05-25-2010 09:26 PM  8 years agoPost 15
Knud Pedersen

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Fromeco KIWI Regulator
I have being using the Fromeco Arizona and the Fromeci KIWI regulators for some years.

The KIWI passes through the battery voltage directly to the cyclic servos, and it have a Fail-on-"switch"
The KIWI is smaller them the arizona.
http://www.fromeco.org/products/02f...40/default.aspx
They both work perfext!!!

Right now im looking for a simpler way to run 2S and FASST rx.
maybe i'll try running 2S directly (with or with out a switch) into the rx, and using stepdowns for the tail,gyro,throttle and gov.

Maybe i'll try the Perfect regulator "Remote Fail-Safe Switch + 2 Channel 5v Regulator"
http://www.perfectregulators.com/in...0&product_id=76

ChopperKnud
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05-26-2010 12:00 AM  8 years agoPost 16
ZZ3Astro

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I just put together a 2s Faast setup. One of the things that made me concerned with straight 2s was simply a matter of current capacity of the receiver itself. Futaba rates all of its receivers at 10 amps capacity. Here are some FAQs from http://www.futaba-rc.com/faq

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I am wondering about the amp draw on my receiver. I am using eight S9351's, three S9352's and one S9252's, each in its separate channel. What effect will these have on my receiver and can it handle the load?

The receiver will not have a problem with the number or type of servos used. A large number of servos, such as the number that you are using, could cause the battery voltage to drop below what the receiver requires. You would want to make sure that your servo and battery wiring could handle the current needed from the servos without giving you much voltage drop. Many times this is why NiCd batteries are preferred, as they can deliver more current with less voltage drop than many other battery types.

I need to know the amp draw on your (blank) receiver as I am using a large number of servos on my plane.

On all Futaba receivers the amp draw will be 8 amps continuous and 10 amps peak.

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According to various posts on RR and elsewhere, a 90 size flying piroflips and other 'hard 3d' type flying peaked around 3 amps and was under 1.5 consistently.

A single Futaba/JR style servo connector is said to be good for a safe max of 5 amps. Some sources say 2 and other say up to 8 amps. I prefer to say 3 amps per connector.

In light of all that I learned in my research, I felt more than safe running straight off of the receiver for my 50 size. I simply ran two power wires to the receiver (one plugs in the AUX PWR port on my throttle jockey as all receiver ports are already used). That gives me a safe 6 amp capacity and a theoretical 10 amp capacity.

I'm using the EC3 connector as my switch and of course no regulator to fail on the main servos. Unfortunately I didn't think ahead on my tail servo so I am running a radio south inline 5.1v regulator on the BLS251.

Aeolus 50 3D CF - 8FGH/R6008HS - GY520/BLS251 - BLS451 x 3 - Multigov - S3155 - YS56

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05-26-2010 12:08 AM  8 years agoPost 17
ZZ3Astro

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You can sorta see my wiring setup in this photo. The EC3 ont he radio side has three sets of wires coming out. One plugs into the PWR port of the receiver, one in to the AUX PWR of the throttle jockey pro and the third is a 'female' connector not connected to anything. I can use this port for a number of things. I can remove the Lipo and install a standard 4.8 or 6.0 volt pack for example.. or I can use it as a third aux power with a standard male-male servo wire into a spare port or to check the voltage with a meter.

Aeolus 50 3D CF - 8FGH/R6008HS - GY520/BLS251 - BLS451 x 3 - Multigov - S3155 - YS56

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05-27-2010 10:51 PM  8 years agoPost 18
brandov2

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You will not be sorry the perfect regulator ccpm is a awesome reg!
I have used them in all my birds,and could not ask for better product support either..

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05-28-2010 03:55 AM  8 years agoPost 19
Ace Dude

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The Fromeco's are well made units, my only gripe is their low amps output and so if your fitting one into a high load setup bear this in mind and check their specs.
In the instructions they are only rated to 17 watts, which equals about 2.5amps.
You're misunderstanding the spec. The Fromeco can dissipate 17W of power!

From the website:

"The Arizona Regulator is rated in Watts, because the current limit moves, based on load. These limits are affected by battery voltage "droop" as it is loaded, and the voltage setpoint of the adjustable output. Current limits are shown to the left (based on power)*, for a regulator with the adjustable voltage at 6V (red), 5.5V (pink), and 5.0V (purple). Note that the higher output voltage means the regulator does not have to work as hard, and therefore the current limits are higher."

http://www.fromeco.org/products/02f...00/default.aspx

  

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05-28-2010 01:02 PM  8 years agoPost 20
oteskate

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Personally, I run the SG Reactor X with no problems. They're a bit pricey, but they do the job well for me. I know of quite a few pilots running the Perfect Regulators and are very happy as well with them. They say they're durable, alot cheaper than the SG and quite dependable.

I think that both would be a great choice for your application.

Jeff
Team Hirobo/MRC, KBDD, RC Booya, Switchglo, JGF, Castle Creations, Magnum Fuel

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